Saturday, July 28, 2012

Urban adventures

EMP - the Experience Music Project
We have many friends and family is this place we still call home despite our address (ISP and otherwise).  we love them all and really hardly see them even when we are here.

One thing we struggle with is that in Z we are together ALL THE TIME and we drive eachother crazy regularly.  Why do we feel the need to also be together here driving eachother crazy?  I'm not sure, but we really do need it.  thanks to everyone for letting this feel OK and for loving us back anyway.

Here are a few snaps from our few precious days on our urban family adventure with the eatons (subtitle: how dorky can we be?):

Finn decides to stand right where the drainpipe is dripping.

Meet the Reproducer!


as dorky as we are the guy in red on the seguey beats us by a mile. He was WAY dorkier then us...not only for riding a segue but for nearly wiping out on the curb. d'oh!

Olympic Sculpture Park, with Alexander Calder's Eagle

 "SPIN ME!" says the boy who was up hurling (the upchuck variety, not the Irish National Sport variety) at 2:30 am. "NNNnoooooooooOOOOOOO!" cry the parents.

art, art everywwher.

8th and Pike.  nearly there.

a little online shopping after a day of shopping

 Pacific Science Center!

Family Portrait? 
Riding the Monorail all the way to West Seattle!  Didn't we vote that decision in?  and out? and in? and I guess OUT again b/c the thing only goes 1.5 miles from PSC to Westlake.  West Seattle could sure use the monorail about now.  Seattlites would have this awesome transportation alternative today if our local government had accepted the first YES vote? Seattle is NOT Portland.  
Hanging herb garden down by the RR tracks.  An idea to steal.
Yes, I had the boys pose in front of the never know when that puppies going to come down.

Playing a la playa

The Mer-kids, Finn and Sar, taking off into the surf together,  thrilled that for the first time in their memory the Pacific Ocean is not ice cold.   The ocean waves brought water in over burning hot sand....hence the rare heat and comfortable swimming.

Beach cricket!  The game was complicated by Pepe Chewy and Bella,  two 'ball dogs' playing in the outfield.  And the infield.  

O, doing his favorite thing, waiting for the perfect wave.
our other water boy

Too close for comfort!  My DSLR turned into in Wet, Waterlogged, Washed. (But it survived! I am still waiting for the new camera which is WATERPROOF!)  OH ZAMBIA, WHY ARE YOU LANDLOCKED??!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

We Heart UK Soccer

the little guy with coach siobhan

O with the ten year olds and coach mark 

 closing 'ceremonies' were play-it-by-ear this year as the thunder rolled on.
the west seattle soccer club coached the biggest (?) group of kids ever for UK soccer.
it was so well organized, you'd never guess the coaches just blew in that sunday and didn't know eachother or their 150 campers.  we are very impressed with them...again.

sing along, you know the words:  reunited and it feels so good.... 

the significance of this photos is that we played in the co-rec league on this now-amazing turf field when it was an incredibly-NOT-amazing sand pit with rivers of water and whole sections of quicksand.


the little guy, wondering about the new addition to seattle skyline.  from the MV Wenatchee

Why, hello, Emerald City

(above, our friendly neighborhood icicle plant, and the rest from a quick walk through the bellevue botanical garden)